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Car Wrap Advertising

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How the scam works:

United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain - this scam occurs now all over the world. It became the most notorious scam this fall.

Imagine this: Looking for ways to make extra money, you receive an email from a company offering the opportunity to make $300 a week if you have your car wrapped in a well-known brand's logo. "Our world-class partners such us Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, XS Energy, Johnny Walker, and Budweiser will generously pay prospective clients like you", the message says.

The scammers who send this message also post the same offer on sites like Craigslist, Oodle, or Gumtree, create well-designed advertisments, and even contact people who submit their resumes online hunting for jobs.

The offer sounds good, especially since you have the option of removing the wrapped sticker after the number of months you select. If you accept the offer, the scammers will then send a check for a large amount of money, according to the length of time you want to be the mobile advertiser.

The instructions for cashing the check indicate that a certain portion of the money is to be kept as your payment and the rest is to be sent via wire transfer to the company who will supposedly wrap your vehicle. After wiring the money, you'll find out that the original check was a fake and the transaction bounced. Now your bank is after you for thousands of dollars.

How to avoid:

No major brand would hire just anybody to wrap their cars with advertising. Corporations are very careful about their image and typically have huge marketing departments within. Be very careful when you receive this email, as the message might be presented in a very professional manner. The scammers steal images from websites belonging to reputable companies that do professional car wrapping and make you believe it's their business. Delete the email, not every online job opportunity that comes your way is real.

Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. If you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money online until you find the next ideal job, there a couple of companies that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:

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  • On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Donna wrote:

    I am checking this out about a Powerade energy drink
    Car wrap scam.
    I almost fell for the bait but when it mentioned western Union and taking my money out first... It smelled of a SCAM!!
    So I will not go forward..

  • On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, John wrote:

    Three days ago I received an email. It seem to be an answer to my prayer. Away to it make extra money. I bit hook line and sinker then I started looking in the Internet and remembered what my dad would say if it's sounds too good to be true it usually is this is the email I got.
    Dear Applicant,

    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us and sorry for the late response as we have been busy

    lately due to large applicant applying for the job, Wrap advertising is the marketing practice of completely or partially

    covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile billboard. This can be achieved

    by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it is becoming more common today to use large vinyl sheets as decals. These can

    be removed with relative ease, making it much less expensive to change from one advertisement to another. Vehicles with

    large, flat surfaces, such as buses and light-rail carriages, are fairly easy to work with, though smaller cars with curved

    surfaces can also be wrapped in this manner and will be removed immediately the wrapping period end with your car colour

    choice. Wrap advertising is available to anybody irrespective of the vehicle you drive.

    We are currently seeking to employ individual's. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or

    banner wrapped for Monster Cover? shiner beers DrinkĀ®

    How it works ?

    Here's the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: '' K . Spoetzl Brewery'' seeks people regular citizens,

    professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for Monster Cover? shiner
    beers DrinkĀ® plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps,"that almost seem to be painted

    on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface.


    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy ?

    Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colourful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's

    a form of advertising with a captive audience,meaning people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car

    alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is a month. You will be compensated

    with $400 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from

    you. K . Spoetzl Brewery.. shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up

    front payment of $400 inform of Certified Check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your

    car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will

    arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your

    car, deduct $400 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic artist that will wrap

    the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.

    2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest Western Union or Money-Gram outlet in your area,

    the Info which you will make the transfer to will be emailed to you soon.

    3) We'll like to have some Information about your car.

    i) Type of Car and Colour

    ii) Model/Year :

    iii) Do you have a drivers license ?

    iv) Present Condition and the Mileage

    v) Do you use your car everyday ?

    vi) Have you crashed a car between Jan 2011 till date ?

    vii) How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month,2 months or 3 months ?

    viii) Do you have an existing checking account where you will deposit your check for letting our company use your car ?

    ix) How many time do you access your email daily ?

    Note: Please, confirm that you did receive this message so that we can process funds that would be sent to you for the car

    advert. It is very easy and simple,no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you are interested

    in these offer.


    Applicant information:

    Full Name:

    Full Contact Address:

    City, State, Zip code

    Mobile Phone Number :

    Present Occupation:

    All other instructions will be sent out to you.

    I........Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.




    Best Regards,
    Breven Smith
    K .Spoetzl Brewery Advertising Inc

  • On Monday, June 16, 2014, monica wrote:

    emailed back saying would not send cash thru mail as directed as I got a check today for $2460.00 told them No longer interested will mail check back will NOT BE CASHING THIS CHECK . Is there any agency to contact and let them know about the scam?

  • On Monday, June 16, 2014, B wrote:

    Stop , this car wrap is a scam, here is monster Energy Drink telephone # 1-866-322-4466, let's all stop these scammer. Call the company and let them know all the email address you are getting it from they are on to them

  • On Sunday, June 15, 2014, slim wrote:

    So what if you took it to a check cashing place?

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